Sestina Tu­nic

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Jodi Le­wanda

Sizes

Chest: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54) inches Length (at long­est side edge): 32 (33, 341/2, 351/2, 37, 38) inches

Ma­te­ri­als

Gauge

Pat­tern Note

Back

Cast on 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) sts. Row 1 (RS): Knit across, then cast on 7 (9, 9, 10, 11, 11) sts—15 (17, 18, 20, 22, 23) sts. Woman's small (medium, large, X-large, 2X-large, 3X-large) In­struc­tions are given for small­est size, with larger sizes in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to all sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

• Tahki Stacy Charles S. Charles Collezione Diana Color (su­per bulky weight; 72% ny­lon/28% polyester metal­lic; 63 yds/50g per hank): 6 (7, 8, 9, 11, 12) hanks gold mine #21 • Size 15 (10mm) nee­dles • Size 19 (15mm) nee­dles or size needed to

ob­tain gauge 8 sts and 101/2 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st with larger nee­dles. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Use knit cast-on through­out. Rows 2, 4, 6 and 8 (WS): Purl across. Row 3: Knit across, then cast on 8 (8, 10, 10, 10, 12) sts—23 (25, 28, 30, 32, 35) sts. Row 5: Knit across, then cast on 7 (9, 9, 10, 11, 11) sts—30 (34, 37, 40, 43, 46) sts. Row 7: Knit across, then cast on 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) sts—38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58) sts.

Work even un­til back mea­sures 81/2 (81/2, 9, 91/2, 91/2, 10) inches from first cast-on edge, end­ing with a WS row.

Dec row (RS): K2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2­tog, k2—36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56) sts.

Work in St st un­til piece mea­sures 161/2 (17, 171/2, 18, 181/2, 191/2) inches from first cast-on edge, end­ing with a WS row. Rep Dec row—34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54) sts. Work even un­til piece mea­sures 231/2 (241/2, 251/2, 26, 27, 28) inches from first cast-on edge, end­ing with a WS row.

Shape Arm­holes

Bind off 1 st at beg of next 6 (6, 6, 8, 8, 10) rows—28 (32, 36, 38, 42, 44) sts.

Work even un­til arm­holes mea­sure 5 (5, 51/2, 6, 61/2, 61/2) inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Change to smaller nee­dles and work even un­til arm­holes mea­sure 8 (8, 81/2, 9, 91/2, 91/2) inches, end­ing with a WS row.

You can't go wrong with this hip-length tu­nic. Rich com­fort, easy tex­ture and sim­ple shap­ing al­low the yarn to work its magic.

Shape Shoul­ders

Bind off 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows—20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30) sts. Purl 1 RS row. Loosely bind off pwise.

Front

Cast on 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) sts. Rows 1, 3, 5, and 7 (RS): Knit across. Row 2: Purl across, then cast on 7 (9, 9, 10, 11, 11) sts—15 (17, 18,20, 22, 23) sts. Row 4: Purl across, then cast on 8 (8, 10, 10, 10, 12) sts—23 (25, 28, 30, 32, 35) sts. Row 6: Purl across, then cast on 7 (9, 9, 10, 11, 11) sts—30 (34, 37, 40, 43, 46) sts. Row 8: Purl across, then cast on 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) sts—38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58) sts.

Com­plete as for back.

Assem­bly

Sew shoul­der and neck edge seams.

Arm­hole Edge

With RS fac­ing and smaller nee­dles, pick up and knit 1 st for ev­ery row along arm­hole edge.

Knit 1 row. Loosely bind off kwise.

Bot­tom Edges

With RS fac­ing and smaller nee­dles, pick up and knit 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58) sts across bot­tom edge of front. Knit 1 row. Loosely bind off kwise. Rep for back. Sew side seams.

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